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Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, will attend President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFrench election: Le Pen, Macron ahead in early results Trump: Government 'involves heart,' unlike business Issa dodges when asked if he wants Trump to campaign alongside him MORE's inauguration this month.
In a statement Tuesday, Bush's office said the couple is “pleased to be able to witness the peaceful transfer of power — a hallmark of American democracy — and swearing-in of President Trump and Vice President Pence.”
The decision makes Bush the second living president planning to attend Trump's inauguration ceremony. Former President Jimmy Carter said last year that he would attend.
Former President George H.W. Bush, 92, is not expected to be at the ceremony. His spokesman cited his age in a statement to Politico last month about the president's decision.
Former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonBill Clinton jokes Clinton Center 'has been bugged' NYT: Comey distrusted Lynch on Clinton The Richard Nixon I knew, on the 23rd anniversary of his death MORE has not announced whether he will be at the event after Trump’s contentious presidential race against his wife, Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPoll: 85 percent of Clinton supporters would vote for her again OMB director: Government shutdown not a 'desired end' Poll: Almost half say Trump off to poor start MORE.
President Obama is expected, as is customary, to attend inauguration events at the Capitol before departing.